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Old 01-20-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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Me and our fiancé have a toddler son. My fiancé wants to move down here but he will be netting maybe $22K a year after he retires...which is comfortable to live on in NE Indiana. We will also have $10K in savings. He lived in Florida as a kid and wants to go back. Our budget is $500-$700 per month for a house or trailer. Be honest: Are our chances dismal of getting family rental housing? We were looking at Melbourne or Hudson. My fiancé wants to sell most of our possessions and start over (furniture from a secondhand store, for instance). Your opinions, please... (You will not hurt my feelings...every time he brings this up, part of me is thinking, "Are you stupid or something?" While another part of me knows how beneficial it would be for our son to be able to go outside all the time as he has sensory seeking disorder)
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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You can probably do it in certain parts of FL, but not Melbourne. I would look north of Ocala, or maybe Sumter County where the cost of living is a little bit lower. I dont know if it would be as "comfortable" as it is in NE Indiana, but you can do it, if you budget right
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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It would be extremely tough on that budget.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:25 AM
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You'd be better off staying in Indiana.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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The Rebel is right. Stay away from the urban areas opting for a small town in North Cental FL and enjoy yourself.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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They are out there=

https://www.google.ca/#safe=active&q...r+rent+florida
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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Looks as if even my home state of Oklahoma would be cheaper (trying to talk him into Oklahoma as an alternative). Sure, we have winter, but it's nothing compared to NE Indiana.
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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I lived in SOUTH Fla for 22 years, still visit twice/year and am now planning to move to central INDIANA (from NC, haaate it here).
I need super low COL as I am now poor, I had money back then.

My son lives on Key Biscayne, don't look at SoFla you will never afford.
But I have old friend of 22 years who just bought a house in PALATKA, FLA, to retire to from SoFla. That area is way cheap for FLA, Interlachen/Palatka area.

Tallahassee also. The small rural type towns around it are way cheap. Crawfordville maybe.
Cocoa, Titusville are considered "ghetto-ish" therefore are cheap but with a kid you want safer.
With a little kid I would say N Central Fla/above Ocala/or down near/below Tallahassee for pretty safe and pretty cheap.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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Even easier. Go on Zillow.com - type in "Florida" - then click to show only rentals. Put maximum budget $700. There is a ton of stuff all over the state. Including 2/1's for under $600.

So the answer is, yes, you can easily move to Florida on that budget and you'll be fine. Just spend some time on Zillow, figure out where the areas are that you can afford, then maybe come back here and ask questions about those specific areas to see which is the best fit for you.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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Even easier. Go on Zillow.com - type in "Florida" - then click to show only rentals. Put maximum budget $700. There is a ton of stuff all over the state. Including 2/1's for under $600.

So the answer is, yes, you can easily move to Florida on that budget and you'll be fine. Just spend some time on Zillow, figure out where the areas are that you can afford, then maybe come back here and ask questions about those specific areas to see which is the best fit for you.
Excellent suggestion, I forgot you can see a whole STATE on Zillow with whatever parameters you set.

Yes OP do that. I love Zillow.
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